Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog and welcome to my new reading update series! I posted the first book in this series last month and really enjoyed the format and talking with you all about what I’m currently interested in!
As for a life update, I’m currently working again so I’m back to working 2 jobs a week and on top of that, this month I’m planning to read 28 books (so, 1 a day) and so far its going really well for me! So, so far I’m having a successdful month and have enjoyed what I’ve read. Fingers crossed my good luck continues! 🤞🤞
In January I read a riduclous amount of books so guess who’s trying to make lightining strike twice! 😂🙈 I have to go back to Uni in March so I’m trying to fit in as much reading as I can before I am forced to really slow down and focus on other things. I will be going back to working two jobs this month so I have literally no idea how reading a book every day will go for me but I’m hoping I can catch up on the weekends.
Also, a fun update for my reading throughout this year. My tbrs have always been more of a guide for my reading and a show of the mood I’m in at the beginning of the month, but I’ve decided this year that I’m going stop forcing myself to read off my tbr if I’m not in the mood for the books. 2021 is about getting through out and being realistic. 2021 is the year of the mood read.
*If you’re interested to know my thoughts on a particular book though, please do still tell me because that will definitely give me extra motivation to pick it up!
Hi friends welcome back to my blog! So far 2021 has been a good year reading-wise so I’ve been making a lot of progress with my monthly graphs, so I figured why not show you all? Yeah… that’s right, today we’re talkin’ stats!
You can find my January wrap up here. I always go through all of the books I read throughout the month, as well as the tv and movies I watched.
Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog and welcome to my new 2021 series! Last year I saw the two Emmas on Booktube doing this really fun Love/Hate challenge and I thought it looked like a lot of fun and like a good way to get out of my comfort zone so I mentioned it to my friend Rebecca over @ Bookishly Rebecca and she said she’d do it with me for the year!
This is a challenge where the two of us recommend 2 books and 2 movies to eachother, one that we *hated* and one that we *loved* and then by the end of the month we have to guess which one the other peron liked/disliked and review them each ourselves.
I’m really excited for this challnege because while we watch similar movies, we rarely see eye to eye on books so I’m hoping this will get us both out of our comfort zones, especially since we have a theme for each month! January was 2020 releases and honestly, I had a blast with this theme!
Make sure to check out Rebecca’s wrap up to read her thoughts on this month’s theme!
Hi friends, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming to you with my (rather long) January wrap up! I’ve decided that this year I want to do my wrap ups differently and that they’ll be spread across 3 different blog posts… is that too excessive?
I’ll still have my usual cohesive wrap up, which is what you’re reading now, where I’ll review everything I read and everything I watched (which this month wasn’t much). And then I’ll have a monthly blog post reviewing the books and movies for my monthly challenge I’m doing with Rebecca. On top of that, I’m also going to start doing a monthly wrap up featuring my reading statistics for the month. This will feature graphs from my StoryGraph profile as well as from my reading spread sheets over on Notion. So, I hope you will all find them interesting since I’ve really enjoyed thinking abou them and diving deeper into my reading this month!
As for my quick summary of how January went for me, it was realllly long! I did a ridiculous amount of reading, far surpassing a book a day and often reading 2 or 3 per day. I also participated in the third round of the Graphicsathon so I got 7 graphics read during the mini-round! I started back at work, ran a readathon, house sat for some family friends and got super stuck into the Fast and Furious franchise. All in all, I’d say it was a success!
Hi friends, welcome back to my blog and welcome to Tag Monday! This is a new feature on my blog that I’m hoping to keep up with for the whole of 2021. I’ve been a bit slack with posting over the last year so I’m hoping that having a dedicated day to write up some tag answers will give me the motivation to also write other posts and talk with all of you!
So, today I’m starting with the Goodreads tag, which is of course, ironic as I’ve been using my StoryGraph account more regularly this year, over my Goodreads. At the moment I’m still updating them both every week, but I’m hoping to completely switch over to The StoryGraph once there are more users!
I couldn’t find the original source for this tag, but if I do I’ll update it here.
Okay, so originally I wasn’t going to make this post because I didn’t intend to make a big spreadsheet for the year but then I remembered how much easier life is at the end of the year when you have all your stats ready for you and in one place.
So, where do I have my spread sheets and my stats? Well, I didn’t make some tables because I know The Storygraph will calculate them for me along with the graphs, but for other things like genre specifics (which I prefer to o myself) and blog statistics I’ve got those on Notion so they’re easly accessible to me on either my computer or my phone.
So, as I’m writing this blog post I’m currently house sitting for some family friends so I’ll have their house to myself for the next couple of days. Because of that, I have a lot ot time to myself and because wok and uni hasn’t started yet, I’ll have a lot of time to read and that’s what I’m really hoping to focus on. (That, and continuing my Fast and Furious movie marathon).
I don’t usually do posts like this on my blog but I’m hoping to do mid to late updates throughout each month because I really like update posts but for some reason, never write them. 🤷♀️